The Australian Skilled Independent Visa options require the visa applicant to pass a Points Test based on the individuals personal characteristics, qualifications, and experience. The minimum points score required to submit an Expression of Interest in being invited to apply for one of these visas is 65. Note however, that this is a competitive process and depending upon the visa subclass and occupation the minimum score of 65 points may not be sufficient to obtain an invitation to apply.
this point calculator should only be used as a basic guide. The points calculated are based purely on the details that you input (it does not confirm eligibility for these points)
in addition to meeting the points requirement there are additional criteria that an applicant must meet
your skills and qualifications must be positively assessed as meeting those expected for the occupation you are nominating
Meeting the required points score will enable you to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to the Dept. of Home Affairs (meeting the minimum points score does not in itself lead to an invitation to apply for a visa). The SkillSelect EOI process is a competitive system and EOI's within the system, on a regular basis invitations will be made to individuals meeting the departments priority criteria. EOIs can potentially remain in the 'pool' for a period of up to 2 years after which if not invited within that period they will be removed.
The skilled visa options that require you to meet the minimum points score are:
Subclass 189 Skilled Independent visa : a permanent residence visa
Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated visa: a permanent residence visa. Requires nomination from a state/territory.
Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional): a temporary visa with a potential pathway to permanent residence assuming the eligibility criteria are met. Requires nomination from a state/territory or family member.